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Three Attorneys Listed in Southern California "Rising Stars"


IRVINE, CA (June 5, 2015) – Fisher Phillips Lonnie Giamela, Usama Kahf and Boris Sorsher, in the firm’s Irvine, Calif. office are listed in Southern California Rising Stars as two of the top attorneys in the region for 2015. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in Southern California are selected for the designation.

Rising Stars is part of Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters’ business and rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas, who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area.

Giamela represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including fair employment, intellectual property, ERISA litigation, wage and hour, independent contractor classification, medical leaves, mass layoff and preparation of employment documents such as handbooks and compensation plans. He has successfully represented clients before state, appellate and federal courts as well as governmental agencies such as the Department of Fair Employment Housing, the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Employment Development Department.

Kahf counsels employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including wage and hour, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, employee discipline and termination, and trade secrets. He also regularly advises clients on workplace investigations and employee classification issues, as well as on document retention and preservation obligations under state and federal law.

Sorsher focuses his practice area in all areas of labor and employment law, including defense of class actions. He has successfully represented clients in mediation, arbitration, as well as state and federal court proceedings.

The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers magazines and in leading city and regional magazines across the country. The first Super Lawyers list was published in 1991 and by 2009 the rating service had expanded nationwide. In February 2010 Super Lawyers was acquired by Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for business and professionals.

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